سورة الملك   

Surah Name: Al-Muluk Meaning: The Sovereignty

  • Revealed at Makkah
  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 2
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 30
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 67
  • Rukū / Section 2 contains Āyāt / Parts 16
  • Siparah/ Volume 29


هُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْأَرْضَ ذَلُولًا فَامْشُوا فِي مَنَاكِبِهَا وَكُلُوا مِن رِّزْقِهِ وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ

Huwa allathee jaAAala lakumu alarda thaloolan fa(i)mshoo fee manakibiha wakuloo min rizqihi wailayhi a(l)nnushoor(u)

He-SWT it is Who-SWT has made the earth subservient to you; so go forth in the tracts thereof, and eat of His-SWT provision. And to Him-SWT is the Resurrection.


أَأَمِنتُم مَّن فِي السَّمَاء أَن يَخْسِفَ بِكُمُ الأَرْضَ فَإِذَا هِيَ تَمُورُ

Aamintum man fee a(l)ssamai an yakhsifa bikumu alarda faitha hiya tamoor(u)

Are you secure that He-SWT Who-SWT is in the heaven will not sink the earth with you, and then it should quake?


أَمْ أَمِنتُم مَّن فِي السَّمَاء أَن يُرْسِلَ عَلَيْكُمْ حَاصِبًا فَسَتَعْلَمُونَ كَيْفَ نَذِيرِ

Am amintum man fee a(l)ssamai an yursila AAalaykum hasiban fasataAAlamoona kayfa natheer(i)

Or are you securing that He-SWT Who-SWT is in the heaven will not send against you a whirlwind? Soon you shall know how has been My-SWT warning.


وَلَقَدْ كَذَّبَ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ فَكَيْفَ كَانَ نَكِيرِ

Walaqad kaththaba allatheena min qablihim fakayfa kana nakeer(i)

And assuredly those before them have belied, then how has been My-SWT Wrath?


أَوَلَمْ يَرَوْا إِلَى الطَّيْرِ فَوْقَهُمْ صَافَّاتٍ وَيَقْبِضْنَ مَا يُمْسِكُهُنَّ إِلَّا الرَّحْمَنُ إِنَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ بَصِيرٌ

Awalam yaraw ila a(l)ttayri fawqahum saffatin wayaqbidna ma yumsikuhunna illa a(l)rrahmanu innahu bikulli shayin baser(un)

Do they not see the birds above them outstretching their wings and also closing them? None sustains them except the Compassionate. Verily He-SWT is Beholder of everything.


أَمَّنْ هَذَا الَّذِي هُوَ جُندٌ لَّكُمْ يَنصُرُكُم مِّن دُونِ الرَّحْمَنِ إِنِ الْكَافِرُونَ إِلَّا فِي غُرُورٍ

Amman hatha allathee huwa jundun lakum yansurukum min dooni a(l)rrahmani ini alkafiroona illa fee ghuroor(in)

Who is he, besides the Compassionate that can be an army unto you and succour you? The infidels are but in delusion.


أَمَّنْ هَذَا الَّذِي يَرْزُقُكُمْ إِنْ أَمْسَكَ رِزْقَهُ بَل لَّجُّوا فِي عُتُوٍّ وَنُفُورٍ

Amman hatha allathee yarzuqukum in amsaka rizqahu bal lajjoo fee AAutuwwin wanufoor(in)

Should He-SWT withhold His-SWT provision, who is he that can provide for you? Aye! They persist in perversity and aversion.


أَفَمَن يَمْشِي مُكِبًّا عَلَى وَجْهِهِ أَهْدَى أَمَّن يَمْشِي سَوِيًّا عَلَى صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ

Afaman yamshee mukibban AAala wajhihi ahda amman yamshee sawiyyan AAala siratin mustaqeem(in)

Is he, then, who goes about grovelling upon his face better directed or he who walks evenly on a straight path?


قُلْ هُوَ الَّذِي أَنشَأَكُمْ وَجَعَلَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَالْأَفْئِدَةَ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَشْكُرُونَ

Qul huwa allathee anshaakum wajaAAala lakumu a(l)ssamAAa wa(a)labsara wa(a)lafidata qaleelan ma tashkuroon(a)

Say you-SW: He-SWT it is Who-SWT has brought you forth and has endowed you with hearing and sights and hearts. Little thanks it is you give!


قُلْ هُوَ الَّذِي ذَرَأَكُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَإِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ

Qul huwa allathee tharaakum fee alardi wailayhi tuhsharoon(a)

Say you-SW: He-SWT it is Who-SWT has spread you over the earth, and to Him-SWT you shall be gathered.


وَيَقُولُونَ مَتَى هَذَا الْوَعْدُ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ

Wayaqooloona mata hatha alwaAAdu in kuntum sadiqeen(a)

And they say: When will this promise come to pass, if you are truthful.


قُلْ إِنَّمَا الْعِلْمُ عِندَ اللَّهِ وَإِنَّمَا أَنَا نَذِيرٌ مُّبِينٌ

Qul innama alAAilmu AAinda Allahi wainnama ana natheerun mubeen(un)

Say you-SW: The knowledge thereof is only with Allah-SWT, and I am but a manifest warner.


فَلَمَّا رَأَوْهُ زُلْفَةً سِيئَتْ وُجُوهُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَقِيلَ هَذَا الَّذِي كُنتُم بِهِ تَدَّعُونَ

Falamma raawhu zulfatan seeat wujoohu allatheena kafaroo waqeela hatha allathee kuntum bihi taddaAAoon(a)

But when they will see it approximating, sad will be the countenances of those who disbelieve, and it will be said: This is what you have been calling for.


قُلْ أَرَأَيْتُمْ إِنْ أَهْلَكَنِيَ اللَّهُ وَمَن مَّعِيَ أَوْ رَحِمَنَا فَمَن يُجِيرُ الْكَافِرِينَ مِنْ عَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ

Qul araaytum in ahlakaniya Allahu waman maAAiya aw rahimana faman yujeeru alkafireena min AAathabin aleem(in)

Say you-SW: Think! If Allah-SWT destroys me and those with me, or have Mercy on us, who will protect the infidels from an afflictive torment?


قُلْ هُوَ الرَّحْمَنُ آمَنَّا بِهِ وَعَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْنَا فَسَتَعْلَمُونَ مَنْ هُوَ فِي ضَلَالٍ مُّبِينٍ

Qul huwa a(l)rrahmanu amanna bihi waAAalayhi tawakkalna fasataAAlamoona man huwa fee dalalin mubeen(in)

Say you-SW: He-SWT is the Compassionate; in Him-SWT we have believed, and in Him-SWT we have put our trust. And soon you will know who it is that is in manifest error.


قُلْ أَرَأَيْتُمْ إِنْ أَصْبَحَ مَاؤُكُمْ غَوْرًا فَمَن يَأْتِيكُم بِمَاء مَّعِينٍ

Qul araaytum in asbaha maokum ghawran faman yateekum bimain maAAeen(in)

Say you-SW: think! Were your water to be sunk away, who then could bring you water welling-up?


In The Name of Allah-SWT the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

Allah-SWT the Beneficent has put the earth in service to mankind. They are now free to walk over its paths; which means that they can discover the methods to exploit its resources, to extract provisions of life from it. Finally they have to return to Him-SWT . Therefore, mankind must not lose itself in inventions and the mundane pleasures but must look at them as gifts from Allaah-SWT and be grateful to Him-SWT . They must obey Allaah-SWT so as not to be embarrassed when finally standing before Him-SWT .


 O' people! If you take these gifts as your personal achievement, will you believe only when the Owner of the earth and the heavens, buries you into this very earth? All your wisdom and science will prove useless and the earth itself will start shuddering in His-SWT awe. Or will you believe once Allah-SWT's visitation pelts  stones from the sky, and you begin to discern what Allah-SWT's Wrath would be like?


Although visitations involving mass destruction of defying nations happen no more, yet the earth erupts at certain places and earthquakes play havoc. Sometimes hail descends like stones, which human science is unable to stop. And then people should read the accounts of foregone nations, and see what devastations befell them when they chose the path of denial and disbelief


People do not appreciate His-SWT perfect Omnipotence. They are rather proud of flying in space crafts invented using the very intellect blessed by Him-SWT . But it is He-SWT Who-SWT intrinsically creates this marvel in small birds, and so designs their bodies that they can float around in air by expanding or contracting their wings. The Most Gracious Who-SWT is informed of everything has, of course, taught them.


The infidels may be asked whether there was an army that would come to help if He-SWT abandons them? Is there someone who can give them life and all its blessings and make them sustain at their own? None whatsoever! They are gripped by illusions. They do not perceive that if He-SWT withholds provisions, stops the rains or strips the earth of its fertility there is none who can restore. They are merely adamant on wickedness. It is as if they are walking upside down; so are they right or the one who walks upright on the straight path? He-SWT is the Glorious Being-SWT Who-SWT created you and gifted you with ears, eyes and hearts, so that besides recognizing Him-SWT you may also attain temporal success and excellence.


Heart is the Seat of Knowledge

The experts of physical knowledge take the five senses, the hearing, vision, smell, taste and feeling as the means of acquiring knowledge, with brain as the centre. But the Quran mentions only two sources. First is the hearing. Obviously, a human being gains most of the knowledge through auditory sense. The second is the visual observation. This process of gaining knowledge continues from cradle to the grave. The rest of the three senses are not as important for they mostly deal with one's personal life, and do not contribute in greater affairs of life.


Heart has been declared by the Quran as the centre of all knowledge. If the heart does not acquire the right state, such learning is useless. Man ought to have offered gratitude after appreciating such great blessings, yet very few people do so. If he utilizes these sources of knowledge, he will realize that it is Allah-SWT Who-SWT created him and spread his kind on the earth. He depends upon His-SWT blessings to sustain himself. It is only natural that this workshop of life should have a sequel. So the whole mankind shall have to gather in His-SWT Court. The impudent ask when exactly that would be? Allaah-SWT bids the Holy Prophet-SW to tell them that they have no say in it, nor do they have to arrange it. It is Allah-SWT's domain and He-SWT knows perfectly well However, his-SW assignment is only to supply comprehensive information so that people may prepare for that Day When confronted with it, its terror will disfigure their faces. Then the infidels will be told that the Hour they had demanded has arrived.


Disbelief is the Everlasting enemy of the Holy Prophet-SW and Muslims

The Holy Prophet-SW may announce to the infidels that if they are bent upon causing death and destruction to the Muslims, they must know that Allaah-SWT is on the side of the believers. It is entirely upto Him-SWT whether He-SWT gives death or keeps them unharmed. So who will they turn to for support against Allaah-SWT and what are their plans for averting His-SWT torture? Allaah-SWT is the Most Merciful and the Muslims have faith and complete trust in Him-SWT . His-SWT Mercy will save them from all punishments and destruction. Soon the non believers will find out who has digressed? And out of His-SWT countless gifts, if He-SWT only dries up the water, who is there to restore this vital source of life? How many oceans, clouds, rains, snow, springs, rivers, streams and underground channels. He-SWT has spread making them a source of bringing countless other blessings of life! Is there anyone else save Allaah-SWT who could do it for them?